One of the Miami Dolphins’ offseason goals was to get more athletic, and they think they achieved that feat, especially on the offensive line where they acquired left guard Josh Sitton, who apparently has skills as a quarterback, receiver and kicker.
“He’s very competitive, a very competitive guy,” offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn said of Sitton, who he coached in Chicago. “In Chicago last year, we had a punt-pass-kick [contest] during Phase II of OTAs. It was his idea to have it and then I figured out why, because he just obliterated everybody else.
“He’s just a natural athlete. He’s very competitive but he’s got a really calm demeanor, which is great for an offensive lineman, particularly an interior lineman.”
Sitton is expected to be joined on the starting offensive line by either right guard Jesse Davis or right guard Ted Larsen, center Daniel Kilgore, left tackle Laremy Tunsil and right tackle Ja’Wuan James.
There’s a thought Tunsil or James could give Sitton a run for the Punt, Pass & Kick title among offensive linemen. Washburn was asked whether he’s seen Tunsil or James throw a football.
“Yes, I have seen them throw it and I’m just going to tell you right now, I’ve got video evidence that they both lost to [Sitton],” he said with a smile. “So absolutely, they have to work on their field-goal kicking in the offseason.”